President Michael D Higgins  speaking at the ceremony for the  unveiling of the Monumental Cross of Sacrifice at Glasnevin Cemetery to commemorate the thousands of soldiers from Ireland who died in the first and second World Wars. Photograph:  Alan Betson

President Higgins urges respect for those who fought in first World War

A flag bearer stands to attention at the unveiling of the Cross of Sacrifice at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Republican groups interrupted ceremony at Glasnevin Cemetery with catcalls

Re-enactor Stephen O’Leary from Fermoy, Co Cork, at the launch of the ‘Lives Remembered’ exhibition   at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin yesterday.  Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Metal sculpture unveiled at exhibition in memory of those who fell in first World War

Andrew Smith,  education officer, at the  Tree of Remembrance in St Patrick’s Cathedral. Photograph: Alan Betson

Interactive exhibit, created to mark centenary, explores locality’s connections to war

Members of the Lord Edward’s Own historical re-enactment group at Kilcoole’s heritage weekend marking the north Wicklow village’s role in the Irish Volunteer gun-running 100 years ago. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

The north Wicklow village celebrates centenary of role in Irish Volunteer beach landing

Members of the Lord Edward’s Own historical re-enactment group taking part on Saturday in Kilcoole’s heritage weekend marking the north Wicklow village’s role in the Irish Vonunteer gun running 100 years ago. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Local people decorated their homes with the national flag and applauded parade

Jimmy Kearns of Kearns Fruit Farm, Curraghgraigue, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, in one of his strawberry fields. Photograph: Mary Browne

Ireland’s 100 strawberry growers produce a crop worth €38m at the farm gate

Annual report shows 13,763 files were referred to office last year compared to a high of 16,144 in 2008

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